Sustainable Transportation

Policy Goals

  • Fleet
    • By 2025, zero-emission vehicles or hybrid vehicles shall account for at least 50 percent of all new light-duty vehicles acquisitions.
  • Commute
    • By 2025, each location shall strive to reduce its percentage of employees and students commuting by single-occupancy vehicles (SOV) by 10 percent relative to its 2015 SOV commute rates. By 2050, each location share strive to have no more than 40 percent of its employees and no more than 30 percent of all employees and students commuting to the location by SOV.
    • By 2025, each location shall strive to have at least 4.5 percent of commuter vehicles be zero-emission vehicles (ZEV). By 2050, each location shall strive to have at least 30 percent of commuter vehicles be ZEV.

Bar Graph of Current UC Employee Commuting Modes by Campus showing progress towards goals

Progress Towards Goals

Fleet: In 2015, electric and hybrid vehicles accounted for 29 percent of all new fleet vehicle acquisitions. Emissions from campus fleet vehicles are included in UC’s climate goals. Campus fleet emissions decreased by 13 percent in 2015.

Commute: Since 2009, about half of all campuses have seen their single-occupancy vehicle mode share decrease and multi-occupancy vehicle mode share increase, which has resulted in fewer emissions from commuters. UC campuses typically have much higher rates of non-auto commuting compared to host jurisdictions and other employers in California. About 52 percent of UC employees use transit, walk, bike or commute in ways other than single occupancy vehicles, which is nearly double the statewide average of 27 percent.